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Old 05-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #57
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Got the rears spaced out today, 12.5mm all around now
I like how she's sitting now, but I hope the rears comes down just a tiny bit? For springs I'm very happy The koni's ride like a dream too. I'm getting a little clunking from the sway bars, but nothing major. Also, a tiny bit of rubbing from the spacers on the fender liner, but I can live with it. Waiting for all my performance parts to go on in about two weeks. I'm also trying to have a notchless double sided cf hood made for this so I can run a badgeless grille, don't worry I'll paint it. Hopefully my osir lip & adams rotors for the rears will be in any day now. I'm loving this car more & more everyday. Planning on having her looking proper for wf/h20. Ughhh, I had my camera on some weird landscape setting so don't mind the photo below, but at least you can tell how she's sitting.
Wiring in the rear fog tonite too.
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btw, OSIR mentioned to me a while back that they can make a notchless double-sided cf hood. no problem whatsoever.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:06 PM   #58
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nice.
btw, OSIR mentioned to me a while back that they can make a notchless double-sided cf hood. no problem whatsoever.
Sweet, I'm gonna have it done. I'm dealing with zmax on of their distrubitors & hope to order next week & the red striped badgless grille. I think on a ug I could get away with out painting it, but I'll prob spray the top at least.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:39 PM   #59
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It was a pita between the vag com & wiring, but it's finally done, thank you Strunk for the help
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:47 PM   #60
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It was a pita between the vag com & wiring, but it's finally done, thank you Strunk for the help
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:16 PM   #61
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Question...you mentioned beefier end links up front for your sway bar...source?
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:09 AM   #62
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Question...you mentioned beefier end links up front for your sway bar...source?
Fk front end links are the toughest ones up front I could find. The MKV application fits. I haven't put them on yet. With my springs they may be fine, but you def need them if you go more than a 2" drop, for the rear I love the bsh endlinks. I have zero body roll in the rear.

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Old 05-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #63
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looks great!
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:40 AM   #64
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Bad ass build going on here damn!
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #65
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looks great!
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:06 AM   #66
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Don't mind my dirty car, I actually washed it yesterday, but the bugs here in pa are unrelenting. I was able to put the osir cf lip on last nite. I have to say fitment was spot on & it only took 5 speed clips & 9 screws to attach. One of the easiest mods I've done so far:
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:52 PM   #67
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I was able to give my car a decent washing last nite along with my wife's CC and figured I'd snap snap pics.

I should be dropping my car off at AWE sometime in the next two weeks for a intake, dv, tbe, S3 ic, S3 top, ecu tune. They call it the tsi stage 2, I'm also purchasing a K04, but don't know when I'll put it in. I only have 2,400 on my car now so I may give it awhile, but it will be hard not to put it on knowing it's sitting in my basement.

I also plan to have round 2 of suspension mods done by wf. My big dilemma is what big project to tackle before wf/h20. I think I'm going to go with a new notchless hood & badgeless gti grille, and get my R headlights on. At some time I plan to tackle a new interior, but I know I won't get it done before those shows.

I've been doing some work to the bay as well, but as I'm still waiting on parts I won't show it until it's more complete. I have some decent parts going on, and I do plan to make up a new intake manifold similar to my mkv. I also plan to have alot of parts pc'd instead of polished in the bay, but it should look 1/2 way legit by mid-summer.

I also have a few parts that I'm not showing in the pics to keep it fresh for all the upcoming shows. Can't put all my cards on the table.









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That lip really makes the front end look complete, its very subtle but very nice! Great build, car is sick!
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:02 AM   #69
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That lip really makes the front end look complete, its very subtle but very nice! Great build, car is sick!
Thanks, I'm a big fan of it too. Very nice compliments
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:03 AM   #70
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I was also able to order up some red bbs caps last nite pretty sure they're 70mm/64mm if not I'm screwed

I'm thinking about nixing the cf hood. After my mkv build, I'm burnt out on bodywork & swapping hoods etc... Think I'll just do the R headlights before the summer, and save my $ towards a katzkin kit. I think a cf hood may just look a little rice, even if it's painted. The weight savings is small. If I do any body work it will just be to have the notch filled & get a badgeless gti grille. I want to stay as close as I can to the oem+ look. I'd like to keep my build as clean & as simple as possible. I did order up a bonnet bra from england so that'll be something different on my hood & I won't have to worry about scratching since the clear bra is underneath, I just always loved that look.

With a K04 sitting in my basement, I want to get my gti's suspension as dailed in as possible. Gonna get ready to install all the whiteline stuff & H&R fsb to firm up the front. The rear is running pretty good with the rsb/end links. I feel I always have the option to add a unibrace & z bar? I did add a pendulum/torque mount which firmed up the shifts a bit, still contemplating motor mounts again? I go back & forth, but I'm gonna try to get away without them since my car is still a dd.

Thanks for checking out this thread & your advice/C & C is always welcome
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